Social Policy & Administration

(The TQCC of Social Policy & Administration is 3. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
COVID‐19 and care homes in England: What happened and why?78
Social policy in the face of a global pandemic: Policy responses to the COVID‐19 crisis73
The next generation EU: An analysis of the dimensions of conflict behind the deal72
The unequal distribution of administrative burden: A framework and an illustrative case study for understanding variation in people's experience of burdens66
Social policy responses to COVID‐19 in Canada and the United States: Explaining policy variations between two liberal welfare state regimes64
Nordic welfare states—still standing or changed by the COVID‐19 crisis?54
Disabled people in Britain and the impact of the COVID‐19 pandemic52
COVID‐19, the Great Recession and social policy: Is this time different?49
Recent pension reforms in Europe: More challenges, new directions. An overview49
The COVID‐19 crisis and policy responses by continental European welfare states48
Inequalities and poverty risks in old age across Europe: The double‐edged income effect of pension systems45
Social policy in the face of a global pandemic: Policy responses to the COVID‐19 crisis in Central and Eastern Europe43
Governing new authoritarianism: Populism, nationalism and radical welfare reforms in Hungary and Poland39
Common shock, different paths? Comparing social policy responses to COVID‐19 in the UK and Ireland37
Digital coping: How frontline workers cope with digital service encounters36
Extending working lives: How policies shape retirement and labour market participation of older workers35
In the eye of the stormagain! Social policy responses to COVID‐19 in Southern Europe34
The causes of welfare state expansion in democratic middle‐income countries: A literature review29
Withstanding the plague: Institutional resilience of the East Asian welfare state22
State‐NGOs relationship in the context of China contracting out social services19
Comparing long‐term care systems: A multi‐dimensional, actor‐centred typology18
The complementary roles between clientelism and familism in social policy development17
Informal social protection: A conceptual synthesis16
Fifty years of welfare state generosity15
Labour market liberalization and the rise of dualism in Europe as the interplay between governments, trade unions and the economy14
Decent work for sustainable development in post‐crisis Nepal: Social policy challenges and a way forward14
Flexibility in individual funding schemes: How well did Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme support remote learning for students with disability during COVID‐19?13
The growth of private home care providers in Europe: The case of Ireland13
From austerity‐conditionality towards a new investment‐led growth strategy: Social Europe after the Recovery and Resilience Facility13
The consequences of non‐standard working and marital biographies for old age income in Europe: Contrasting the individual and the household perspective13
Contextualised resistance: The mediating power of paradigmatic frameworks13
Changing the healthcare financing paradigm: Domestic actors and international organizations in the agenda setting for diffusion of social health insurance in post‐communist Central and Eastern Europe11
Carrots or sticks? A multilevel analysis of active labour market policies and non‐standard employment in Europe11
Mediating the claim? How ‘local ecosystems of support’ shape the operation and experience of UK social security11
Integrating development aid into social policy: Lessons on cooperation and its challenges learned from the example of health care in Kyrgyzstan10
Managing precarity: Food bank use by low‐income women workers in a changing welfare regime10
Punitive welfare reform and claimant mental health: The impact of benefit sanctions on anxiety and depression10
Inequalities in pensions and retirement from a life course perspective: An introduction9
Work–family balance in the second half of life: Caregivers' decisions regarding retirement and working time reduction in Europe9
A mechanism‐based approach to the comparison of national pension systems in Vietnam and Sri Lanka9
Addressing loneliness and social isolation amongst elderly people through local co‐production in Japan9
Welfare state change as a double movement: Four decades of retrenchment and expansion in compensatory and employment‐oriented policies across 21 high‐income countries9
‘Nearly gave up on it to be honest’: Utilisation of individualised budgets by people with psychosocial disability within Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme9
Frontline social service as a battlefield: Insights from street‐level bureaucrats' interactions with violent clients9
Measuring and framing support for universal basic income9
Linking macro‐level mechanisms to street‐level accountability practices. A cross‐national case study of street‐level accountability of social workers in government funded homeless shelters9
Translating social policy ideas: The Beveridge report, transnational diffusion, andpost‐warwelfare state development in Canada, Denmark, and France8
No activation without reconciliation? The interplay between ALMP and ECEC in relation to women's employment, unemployment and inactivity in 30 OECD countries, 1985–2018
From “what works” to “making it work”: A practice perspective on evidence‐based standardization in frontline service organizations8
When policy entrepreneurs fail: Explaining the failure of long‐term care reforms in Poland8
The market made us do it: Public procurement and collaborative labour market inclusion governance from below8
Class politics in the sandbox? An analysis of the socio‐economic determinants of preferences towards public spending and parental fees for childcare8
Is Nordic elder care facing a (new) collaborative turn?7
Causal mechanisms in the analysis of transnational social policy dynamics: Evidence from the global south7
Public employment services: Building social resilience in youth?7
Education as social policy: New tensions in maturing knowledge economies7
Affects of policy design: The case of young carers in the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 20147
Poverty, social work, and radical incrementalism: Current developments of the poverty‐aware paradigm7
Active stewardship in healthcare: Lessons from China's health policy reforms7
Buying for good: Altruism, ethical consumerism and social policy7
Varieties of liberalism: A comparative analysis of family policy and poverty outcomes across the 50 United States7
Citizen‐agency versus state‐agency at the frontline in prisons and probation services: A systematic literature review7
Moral framings in the Australian parliamentary debate on drug testing of welfare recipients6
Public income transfers and wealth accumulation at the bottom: Within and between country differences in Canada and the United States6
Between affordable welfare and affordable food: Internationalized food subsidy reforms in Egypt and Tunisia6
Politicalized empowered learning and complex policy implementation: Targeted poverty alleviation in China's county governments6
Efficiency and sustainability in municipal social policies6
Constantly changing Nordic welfare states: A Bermuda triangle?6
Delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights: Towards a needs‐based distribution of the European social funds?6
Central coordination, regional competition, and local protectionism: Social decentralisation in China's long‐term care reform6
The EPSR and the Next Generation EU: Heralding a reconfiguration of social protection in South Europe?6
The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived: A Trojan horse dilemma?6
Social investments in the knowledge economy: The politics of inclusive, stratified, and targeted reforms across the globe6
TheEU'swork‐lifebalance directive: Institutional change of father‐specific leave across member states5
A critical review of cost‐effectiveness research in children's social care: What have we learnt so far?5
Market shaping: Understanding the role of non‐government actors in social care quasi‐market stewardship5
Individual need and societal claims: Challenging the understanding of universalism versus selectivism in social policy5
The power of ideas in policymaking processes: The role of institutionalised knowledge production in state bureaucracies5
Integrated care and the ‘agentification’ of the English National Health Service5
Bureaucratic conflict between transnational actor coalitions: The diffusion of British National Vocational Qualifications to China5
Information, reflection, and successful job search: A labor market policy experiment4
The long and short of it: The temporal significance of wealth and income4
Pension reforms, the generational welfare contract and preferences for pro‐old welfare policies in Europe4
Signs of the gender revolution's second phase? Historical and cross‐national development of fathers' leave provisions4
Who deserves what and why during the COVID‐19 pandemic: Applying the CARIN principles of deservingness to the American welfare state4
Gender, welfare state regimes and social policy beyond advanced capitalism: Pathways to decommodification in middle‐income countries4
Buffering national welfare states in hard times: The politics of EU capacity‐building in the social policy domain4
Beyond path dependency: Analysing Indonesia's social policy responses to two crises4
Evaluating social policies: Do methodological approaches determine the policy impact?4
Fugitive coproduction: Conceptualising informal community practices in Scotland's hospitals4
Implementing individual placement and support in Norway. From vocational rehabilitation to an employment scheme4
Emerging modes of digitalisation in the delivery of welfare‐to‐work: Implications for street‐level discretion4
Are attitudes in employees of public employment service in line with the principles of individual placement and support? A questionnaire‐based survey3
Implementation structures at work. Exploring implementation and de‐implementation attempts regarding Housing First and Individual Placement and Support3
The implosion of the Dutch surveillance welfare state3
The employment of people with lived experience of disability in Australian disability services3
Same same but different? Comparing institutional performance in the long‐term care systems of Japan and South Korea3
Cross‐sectoral frontline delivery of welfare‐to‐work services for young adults with complex problems in Norway3
Accounting for what and to whom? Accountability tensions in collaborations addressing long‐term unemployment3
Follow the hand that feeds you? The effects of non‐governmental cash transfers on citizenship3
Policy success: What is the role of implementation support programmes?3
Dealing with drift: Comparing social care reform in the four nations of the UK3
Choose your battles: How civil society organisations choose context‐specific goals and activities to fight for immigrant welfare rights in Malaysia and Argentina3
How does self‐employment affect pension income? A comparative analysis of European welfare states3
Social security or insecurity? The experience of welfare participation by financially vulnerable households in the Netherlands3
E Hine: Young Māori mothers talk about welfare benefits3
‘I've probably risk assessed this myself’: Choice, control and participant co‐regulation in a disability individualised funding scheme3
Protected against all odds? A mixed‐methods study on the risk of welfare sanctions for immigrants in Germany3
Education and active labour market policy complementarities in promoting employment: Reinforcement, substitution and compensation3
Women's management in local government: The effects of substantive representation on welfare service efficiency3
Central‐local tensions in the decentralization of social policies: Street‐level bureaucrats and social practices in the Netherlands3
Education and ignorance in the UK 80 years after Beveridge: The role of government and equality of opportunity3
Accommodation and new hurdles: The increasing importance of politics for immigrants' access to social programmes in Western democracies3
Education as a tool of social equality?3
Welfare contracting with Chinese socialist characteristics: Experience of the Bohai Bay Economic Rim, Northern China3
Multi‐level governance and central‐local tensions: The issue of local discretion in long‐term care policy in Italy3
The industrialisation thesis, revisited: Understanding welfare expansion in China through social expenditure data (2000–2019)3
How does she do it all? Effects of education on reconciliation of employment and informal caregiving among Austrian women3
The multi‐dimensional politics of education policy in the knowledge economy: The case of Italy (1996–2008)3
Social policy reform driven by crises: Promoting and reshaping social policy during the SARS and COVID‐19 pandemics in China3